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Sears No Fan of Behind Closed Doors Games
Thursday, 19th Mar 2020 16:28

Striker Freddie Sears is not a fan of playing games behind closed doors but says the priority must be finishing the season.

Matches being staged with no fans present has been mooted as one of the possible ways in which the fixture programme - currently suspended until April 30th - could be completed before UEFA’s June 30th deadline.

“When you start a season, you want to see it out and the priority must be to look at ways of completing the season,” Sears told the club site.

“We have to respect the people in charge and I’m sure they are looking at all the alternatives.

“Playing behind closed doors has been mentioned. I don’t see that as the answer really. No player wants to play behind closed doors.

"Football is for the supporters. Look at Liverpool, they won’t want to win the title with no fans there.

“Also, you could have it like it was at the PSG game in the Champions League [against Borussia Dortmund] with thousands of fans outside the stadium while the game is going on. Are fans going to stay away when there is a match on?

“The only positive from playing behind closed doors, if it gets to that, is if it meant the season being completed.”

Sears and his team-mates have been away from the club since the EFL season was suspended last Friday. They were due to return next Tuesday but with a new timetable currently in the process of being drawn up.

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Suffolkboy added 16:37 - Mar 19
A succinct view from a man who genuinely enjoys his profession and whose enthusiasm remains obvious , even when the frustration is plain !

fergalsharkey added 06:00 - Mar 20
This is because on the odd occasion he shoots someone has go in the stand to retreive the ball.

Barty added 08:29 - Mar 20
I am sorry but our crap season ended weeks ago.

meekreech added 08:53 - Mar 20
They would not be given the disapproval of the performance so could enjoy the half time cuppa!

JewellintheTown added 13:55 - Mar 20
I like Freddie and appreciate his honesty but I don't see the value in a crisis like this at saying what you don't want without offering a viable solution you do want that will work better.
Moaning (not aimed at Freddie) is the easiest thing to do and far too many at the moment are sadly doing it instead of understanding the complexity of the problem and solution outside of our own little worlds.
Won't be a perfect solution so footballers and fans need to be prepared to do whatever is the best of a bad situation at this time.
Most it seems understandingly are and credit to them.

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